Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  117
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  7 mg
  • Potassium  140 mg
  • Phosphorus  41 mg
  • Calcium  29 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Triple Berry Protein Parfait

Besides being delicious, berries are loaded with powerful antioxidants that help strengthen the immune system and ward off disease. Accordingly, the kidney-friendly recipe for Triple Berry Protein Parfait from Tennessee DaVita dietitian Jamie packs triple the health boost because it's made with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jamie from Tennessee.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 cup


    • 1/2 cup blueberries
    • 1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
    • 1/4 cup blackberries
    • 3/4 cup frozen non-dairy whipped topping
    • 2 tablespoons whey protein powder
    • 1 packet sugar-free sweetener


    1. Combine all berries in mixing bowl and sprinkle with sweetener to taste.
    2. Let stand 10 minutes.
    3. Vigorously mix protein powder into whipped topping.
    4. Layer berries and whipped topping in alternating layers into martini glass or bowl. Serve and enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 fruit, low potassium
    • 1/2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • You can use either fresh or frozen fruit.
  • Jamie uses ProSource® protein powder and Stevia sweetener when she makes the parfait, but you can substitute your preferred brands.



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Triple Berry Protein Parfait

teachwalking says:


If it has blackberries and is a protein shake, how can it be so low in potassium? Moderator: Because berries are one of the lower potassium fruits.The blackberries contribute 58 mg potassium to the recipe.

Jun. 17, 2011, 4:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Triple Berry Protein Parfait

reenie765 says:


the "nutrients per serving" doesn't show the grams of sugar... is this recipe safe for diabetics who are controlling their blood sugar WITH diet only? Moderator comment: Yes, one serving contains 6 grams of sugar--most of it is from the natural sugar in the fruit. According to the American Diabetes Association, the total amount of carbohydrate is more important than the the source (sugar or starch) in a food. As a matter of fact, some starch-containing foods are absorbed more rapidly than sugar-containing foods. We provide the total carbohydrate and the Carbohydrate Choices to help people with diabetes incorporate the recipes into their meal plan.

Apr. 27, 2011, 2:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

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